D. Anastasiadou

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The objective of the study was to review systematically the available new evidence on family caregiving in eating disorders (ED), updating the study of Zabala, Macdonald, and Treasure (2009). Electronic databases were searched from October 2008 until May 2013. Selected studies included carers of people with ED and employed one or more measures of caregiving(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study is to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Family Questionnaire (FQ) and to further examine the differences between mothers' and fathers' emotional response to an eating disorder (ED). METHOD A total of 382 carers of patients with an ED participated in the study, with ages ranging from(More)
The aim of this study was to examine and identify the psychological, clinical and sociodemographic factors associated with emotional well-being by type of caregiver. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 185 primary caregivers and 92 secondary caregivers of patients with an eating disorder using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, the(More)
Expressed emotion (EE) is considered a general predictor of poor outcome across a range of conditions, including eating disorders, and is valuable in measuring the effect of family interventions. There are no self-report questionnaires validated in Spanish to measure EE among relatives of patients with a psychiatric condition. The aim of this study was to(More)
Over the last few years all South-Eastern European (SEE) countries have started an effort that involves complete transition of telecom regulations, in order to comply with European Union rules. Towards this direction, the majority of the SEE governments have proceeded in the establishment of independent Regulative Authorities. In addition, a set of(More)
The objective of the authors in this study was to identify factors related to dysfunctional family functioning that may be associated with the severity of symptoms among adolescent patients with an eating disorder (ED) at first-contact care. A total of forty-eight mothers and forty-five fathers of fifty patients with EDs were recruited from an ED unit in(More)
Drive for Muscularity (DM) has been shown to be a relevant construct for measuring and understanding male body image. For this reason, it is important to have reliable and valid instruments with which to measure DM, and to date no such instruments exist in Spain. This study analyzes the psychometric and structural properties of the Drive for Muscularity(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the family functioning of Spanish parents of patients with an eating disorder (ED) with that of carers of patients with substance-related disorders (SRDs) and families of healthy controls (HC). This cross-sectional study included 48 mothers and 45 fathers of 48 adolescent patients with an ED, 47 mothers and 37 fathers of(More)
PURPOSE Differences in mental health among primary caregivers of eating disorder patients with purging and non-purging behaviors were explored and predictors of psychopathological distress among caregivers were also determined. METHODS 177 caregivers, ranging from 29 to 75 years of age, of adults and adolescents with an ED participated in the study. The(More)